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Rocket Puppet Template For Kids [Free Printable]

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Outer space is a theme virtually all kids enjoy learning about! Space is so interesting and unknown that it keeps kids riveted!

If your children or students can’t get enough, they’ll want to make this rocket puppet template.

It’s a fun rocket activity for kids that’s simple to make and exciting to play with.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see how we made it, then be sure to download the free template so your kids can too!

Paper Bag Rocket Craft

rocket puppet craft image collage with the words paper bag rocket in the middle

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Rocket template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper bag rocket craft template

Optional: Glue the space background to the main portion and flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing black paper to brown paper bag

Create the rocket’s head by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.

hand gluing rocket tip to rocket puppet

Position the eyes near the middle of the head and glue them in place.

hand gluing eye to rocket puppet

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off the excess paper, then glue the completed mouth just below the eyes.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of rocket puppet craft
hand gluing mouth to rocket puppet

Next, glue the base of the rocket to main portion of the paper bag. Leave the bottom half unglued.

hand gluing rocket base to rocket puppet

Place the window frame in the middle of the rocket base and glue it in place.

hand gluing window frame to rocket puppet

Position the window in the middle of the window frame and glue it in place.

hand gluing window to rocket puppet

Take the rocket fins and glue them to bottom left and right of the rocket on the backside.

hand gluing fin to rocket puppet

Glue the inner flame to the outer flame. Take the completed flame and glue it to the bottom and back of the rocket base and glue it completely done at this time.

hand gluing inner flame to outer flame
hand gluing flames to rocket puppet

Finish off the rocket by gluing the middle fin to the middle, bottom of the rocket.

hand gluing fin to rocket puppet

And you’re done! This is a cute paper bag craft the kids can play with!

hand holding rocket puppet craft

Space Unit For Kids

Want to create a themed unit around this craft? We’ve got lots of ideas to get you started.

First, start off with books! They’re great for reading comprehension and vocabulary. Below are some of the most popular space books for kids.

8 Little Planets is a fun space book for the youngest of kids. It has engaging rhyming words and cute illustrations!

On The Launchpad is a simple space themed book for young children learning how to count! Read it nightly to help them learn!

My First Book of Planets is perfect for children who want to learn more about space.

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Want some more space themed activities? Try out some of our favorites below:

rocket puppet craft

If your child enjoys sensory play, try this space play dough kit or this outer space sensory bin.

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Rocket Puppet Template For Kids

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This rocket puppet is a fun space craft for kids to make!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Optional: Glue the space background to the main portion and flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  3. Create the rocket's head by gluing the tip to the top of the rocket. Use the scissors to trim off the excess paper.
  4. Position the eyes near the middle of the head and glue them in place.
  5. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off the excess paper, then glue the completed mouth just below the eyes.
  6. Next, glue the base of the rocket to main portion of the paper bag. Leave the bottom half unglued so you can add the fins and flames.
  7. Place the window frame in the middle of the rocket base and glue it in place.
  8. Position the window in the middle of the window frame and glue it in place.
  9. Take the rocket fins and glue them to bottom left and right of the rocket on the backside.
  10. Glue the inner flame to the outer flame. Take the completed flame and glue it to the bottom and back of the rocket base and glue it completely done at this time.
  11. Finish off the rocket by gluing the middle fin to the middle, bottom of the rocket.

Free Rocket Puppet Template

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